Haley Joel Osment “had to get into the right mindset, fast. The young actor threw himself against a door, again and again, until he was sufficiently shaken. ‘If they’d known I was going to do it, they probably would have stopped me,’ he says of Shyamalan and the other adults on set.” I grew a beard to try to hide in public’: Haley Joel Osment on success after child stardom.